Anti-Racist Doctoral Program Student Committee

Driven by the desire to stand in solidarity amongst and with our African American colleagues and a renewed commitment to anti-racist social work, doctoral students at the University of Pittsburgh School of Social Work formed the Anti-Racist Doctoral Program Student Committee (ARDPSC) in May 2020. Our committee is comprised of students who are personally committed to anti-racism in social work academia and who are prepared through their training, scholarship, service, and life experiences for this cultural moment.

The current committee members are:

  • Laura Ellen Ashcraft
  • Adrian J. Ballard
  • Kess L. Ballentine
  • Ana T. Flores
  • Dashawna J. Fussell-Ware
  • Kristen T. MacKenzie
  • Laurenia C. Mangum
  • Serwaa S. Omowale
  • Christopher Thyberg


Materials generated through the efforts of the Pitt SSW ARDPC

References Citing ARDPSC Work

McCoy, H. (2020). Black lives matter, and yes, you are racist: The parallelism of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Child and Adolescent Social Work Journal, 37, 463-475.